I wanted to start an idea list of things/activities we can do when we are on the verge of binging or purging, to prevent us from doing so, or just distract ourselves for a little while from the stress that consumes so much of the day.
I'll throw out some things that i already do (you should too!), and we should all brainstorm things that you believe may be intriguing or helpful to others!
1-Get out of the house! Being around food filled cabinets is killer when the cravings creep up on you. Leave!
2-Take a walk to the coffee shop, drink some tea (or drink of choice) and journal about anything, just get those words on to paper.
3-BE AROUND YOUR FRIENDS. Sometimes when I'm down I don't feel like being around anyone but when I force myself into social situations with those that I love, and that love me I find that my mood usually turns around and I forget about whats bothering me.
4-Find volunteer work by searching online-- this saved me a lot when I was struggling to find a job. It not only occupied me throughout the day, but it gave me some good job connections and I met some fantastic people.
5-Rampage through a thrift store or two, you're most likely going to end up finding a real prize and you won't end up spending too much money.
6- Create something artistic. When I can steer my focus I can loose myself in a doodle, craft, or writing experiment for hours (especially when I'm at the coffee shop!)
7-Aimlessly ride a bike around town through streets and neighborhoods you never drive through.
8- Go for a walk and call a close friend that you haven't contacted in a while and gossip about boys.
9- Make a crappy electronic song on garage band
10- Find deliciously healthy recipes online and cook some quality food, make sure you're with someone who cares. I love being creative in the kitchen and making things I won't feel bad about eating.
I've got more ideas but lets here some of yours :)
I want to beat this!